This update eliminates the “SNMP Parameters” vulnerability in Windows 2000. The default permissions for the “Simple Network Management Protocol” (SNMP) registry keys are set to inappropriately permissive levels, which could allow a malicious user to gain unauthorized access to the network, and monitor or reconfigure the network devices of an affected computer. This update eliminates the vulnerability by resetting default permission values for SNMP to appropriate levels. Download now to correct the permission values for SNMP registry keys.
For additional information, please read Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-096.